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Happiness month day 21 – trees

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trees11It’s a simple pleasure today – trees.

Often I find myself ungrounded from too much time on the computer, too much time processing things in my mind or general over-thinking and busyness.

Trees are the perfect way to ground myself and reconnect.

Nature is such a wonderful healer and even though I keep ignoring the lesson, the more time I spend in nature, the better I feel.

Fortunately Little Miss Green was born with a love and reverence of trees. We have several in our garden, each one with a name and its own temperament. She spends time climbing them, building dens in them and often I’ll find her legs dangling out of the top of a tree whilst sitting there reading a favourite book.

Back in 2009 she was invited to write a piece about the importance of trees for small footprints. Her piece “Why trees are important” covers everything you need to know about why we need trees from the food they provide to the environmental impact of cutting them down.

Whenever we go for a walk Little Miss Green looks for a suitable tree to climb and I, with my climbing days somewhat behind me, sit underneath allowing myself to be held and grounded in nature.

Little Miss Green leaves a gift for the tree fairies:

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Mrs Green takes a well earned rest:

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Our little bit of England:

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If she can’t find a tree to sit under, a rose bush will do nicely:

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